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After the Thin Man

1936

W. S. Van Dyke
Director
MGM
Studio

First and best sequel to The Thin Man finds Nick & Nora returning home to San Francisco after the events of the first film, where they once again get embroiled in a murder case, this time involving family members.

Just about on a par with the original, with a well developed mystery that has a genuinely surprising denouement. It's also a very, very funny film; Nick's dealings with his elderly relations are especially hilarious. The method with which the killer is foiled makes me wonder if Ian Fleming was a fan...

Followed by Another Thin Man in 1939.

I'm sure plenty of the unknowns are covered by the names in the cast, but until I know for sure, I'll leave them as unknowns. Too many cops and detectives!

-Dave W.


25th December 1936
Cinema


112 mins
1.37:1




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William Powell
Nick Charles
Myrna Loy
Nora Charles
James Stewart
David Graham
Elissa Landi
Selma Landis
Joseph Calleia
'Dancer'
Jessie Ralph
Aunt Katherine Forrest
Alan Marshal
Robert Landis
(as Alan Marshall)
Teddy Hart
Floyd Casper
Sam Levene
Lieutenant Abrams
Penny Singleton
Polly Byrnes
(as Dorothy McNulty)
William Law
Lum Kee
George Zucco
Dr. Adolph Kammer
Paul Fix
Phil Byrnes
Asta
Asta
Mrs. Asta
Mrs. Asta
Jack Adair
Sexy Blonde's Escort
(uncredited)
Eadie Adams
Singer at Party
(uncredited)
Eddie Allen
Minor Role
(uncredited)
Murray Alper
The Kid
(uncredited)
Charles Arnt
Drunk Greeting Nick and Nora at Party
(uncredited)
Will Aubrey
Minor Role
(uncredited)
Vince Barnett
Wrestling Manager at Party
(uncredited)
William 'Billy' Benedict
Newsboy
(uncredited)
James Blaine
San Francisco Policeman
(uncredited)
Jimmy Blair
Speciality Dancer
(uncredited)
Ward Bond
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Jimmy Brewster
Thug at Nick's Table
(uncredited)
Donald Briggs
Reporter
(uncredited)
Harlan Briggs
Burton Forrest
(uncredited)
Ralph Brooks
Nightclub Patron
(uncredited)
William Burress
Cousin Lucius
(uncredited)
Joe Caits
Joe
(uncredited)
James Carlisle
Man Reading Newspaper
(uncredited)
Noble 'Kid' Chissel
Nightclub Patron
(uncredited)
Phyllis Coghlan
Charles' Maid
(uncredited)
Irene Coleman
Chorus Girl
(uncredited)
Heinie Conklin
Trainman Seeing Nick Kiss Nora
(uncredited)
Baldwin Cooke
Photographer
(uncredited)
Edith Craig
Girl With Fireman At Party
(uncredited)
Richard Cramer
Iceman at Party
(uncredited)
Jack Daley
Bartender
(uncredited)
Edgar Dearing
Bill, Policeman
(uncredited)
Cecil Elliott
Servant
(uncredited)
Frank Fanning
Warden
(uncredited)
Chester Gan
Lichee Club Waiter
(uncredited)
Mary Gordon
Rose
(uncredited)
Maude Turner Gordon
Cousin Helen
(uncredited)
William Gould
Detective
(uncredited)
Fred Graham
Newspaper Distributor
(uncredited)
Jesse Graves
Red Cap
(uncredited)
Jack Grey
Plainclothesman
(uncredited)
George Guhl
Policeman at Party
(uncredited)
Ben Hall
Butcher Boy
(uncredited)
Sherry Hall
Photographer
(uncredited)
Lew Harvey
Thug at Nick's Table
(uncredited)
Sam Hayes
Radio Announcer
(uncredited)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins
Screwy
(uncredited)
Arthur Housman
Man Rehearsing Welcome Speech
(uncredited)
Bert Howard
Wrestling Manager's Assistant
(uncredited)
Ethel Jackson
Girl with Fireman at Party
(uncredited)
John Kelly
Harold the Chauffeur
(uncredited)
Edith Kingdon
Aunt Hattie
(uncredited)
Clarence Kolb
The General
(uncredited)
(IMDb incorrectly lists role as
Cousin Lucius)
Jean Laverty
Chorus Girl
(uncredited)
Hal Le Sueur
Polly's Admirer
(uncredited)
Harry Leroy
Man in the Mob
(uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness
Nightclub Patron
(uncredited)
Bert Lindley
Station Agent
(uncredited)
Richard Loo
Lichee Club Headwaiter
(uncredited)
Jimmie Lucas
Minor Role
(uncredited)
Tom McGuire
Plainclothesman
(uncredited)
Pat McKee
Partygoer
(uncredited)
Charles McMurphy
Policeman
(uncredited)
Roger Moore
Reporter
(uncredited)
Sue Moore
Sexy Blonde
(uncredited)
Kewpie Morgan
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Bob Murphy
Detective Arresting Nora and David
(uncredited)
Jack Norton
Reporter
(uncredited)
Paddy O'Flynn
Singing Guest
(uncredited)
Frank Otto
Taxi Driver
(uncredited)
Harvey Parry
Man Standing on Hands
(uncredited)
Lee Phelps
Flop House Proprietor
(uncredited)
Joe Phillips
Willie the Weeper
(uncredited)
Thomas Pogue
Uncle Willie
(uncredited)
Richard Powell
Surprised Policeman
(uncredited)
Jack Raymond
Photographer
(uncredited)
George Reed
Dudley
(uncredited)
Jack Richardson
Nightclub Patron
(uncredited)
Tom Ricketts
Henry the Butler
(uncredited)
Cyril Ring
Reporter
(uncredited)
Claire Rochelle
Chorus Girl
(uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff
Wrestler at Party
(uncredited)
Dick Rush
Detective
(uncredited)
Fred Santley
Reporter
(uncredited)
Bert Scott
Man at Piano
(uncredited)
Marion Sheldon
Specialty Dancer
(uncredited)
Alice H. Smith
Cousin Emily
(uncredited)
Jane Talent
Chorus Girl
(uncredited)
George Taylor
Eddie
(uncredited)
Zeffie Tilbury
Aunt Lucy
(uncredited)
Edith Trivers
Hat Check Girl
(uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge
Ballistics Man
(uncredited)
Harry Tyler
Fingers
(uncredited)
Guy Usher
Police Captain
(uncredited)
Monte Vandergrift
Detective
(uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan
Charlotte
(uncredited)
Lucille Ward
Prison Matron
(uncredited)
Bobby Watson
Leader of Late Crowd
(uncredited)
Norman Willis
Fireman at Party
(uncredited)
Eric Wilton
Peter - Nick's Butler
(uncredited)
Unknown
Reporter
(uncredited)
Unknown
Reporter
(uncredited)
William Worthington
Respectable Man in Car
(uncredited)
Unknown
Respectable Lady in Car
(uncredited)
Unknown
Beer Truck Driver
(uncredited)
Unknown
Asta's Rival
(uncredited)
Unknown
Guest at Party
(uncredited)
(Mae Questel?)
Unknown
Guest at Party
(uncredited)
Unknown
Guest at Party
(uncredited)
Unknown
Lichee Club Waiter
(uncredited)
Unknown
Thug at Nick's Table
(uncredited)
Unknown
Lum Kee's Driver
(uncredited)
Unknown
Aunt Katherine's Servant
(uncredited)
Unknown
Aunt Katherine's Servant
(uncredited)
Unknown
Policeman
(uncredited)
Unknown
Woman in Jail Cell
(uncredited)
Unknown
Policeman in Jail
(uncredited)
Unknown
Policeman in Jail
(uncredited)
Unknown
Policeman in Abram's Office
(uncredited)
Unknown
Detective in Abram's Office
(uncredited)
Unknown
Man Reading Newspaper
(uncredited)
Unknown
Pedro Dominguez
(uncredited)
Unknown
Newsboy
(uncredited)
Unknown
Detective at Apartment
(uncredited)
Unknown
Policeman at Apartment
(uncredited)

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